The Riyaz̤u-s-salāt̤īn: A History of Bengal

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Asiatic Society, 1902 - Bengal (India) - 437 pages
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Page 455 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 114 - The ruler of this country, named Kans, is an infidel. He is committing oppressions, and shedding blood. He has killed many of the learned and holy men, and destroyed them. At present, he is aiming to kill the remainder of the Musalmans, and to extirpate Islam from this country.
Page 191 - There they were secure from the attacks of their enemies,- being protected on one side by the river and on the other by a lake several miles in length.
Page 340 - Sacking the villages and towns of the surrounding tracts, and engaging in slaughter and captures, they set fire to granaries and spared no vestige of fertility. And when the stores and granaries of Burdwan were exhausted, and the supply of imported grains was also completely cut off, to avert death by starvation, human beings ate plantain roots, whilst animals were fed on the leaves of trees.
Page 293 - I was sent into the world by Providence to live and labour, not for myself, but for others; . . . it is my duty not to think of my own happiness, except so far as it is inseparably connected with the happiness of my people. It is the repose and prosperity of my subjects that it behoves me to consult; nor are these to be sacrificed to anything besides the demands of justice, the maintenance of the royal authority, and the security of the State.
Page 406 - Portuguese factories westwards on the Persian Gulf. When the Portuguese sought the enemy in the Red Sea, they were often repulsed, and their momentary successes at Aden ended in lasting failure. In vain the Lisbon Court tried to make a few years...
Page 340 - ... on the leaves of trees. Even these gradually ceased to be available. For breakfasts and suppers, nothing except the discs of the sun and the moon feasted their eyes.
Page 41 - Chittagong was a large port. The traders of every country, especially the ships of the Christians, used to frequent it. But at present since Calcutta is a large port, all other ports of Bengal have fallen into decay.
Page 292 - And yet this good and considerate man would fain persuade me that the public weal ought to cause me no solicitude ; that, in devising means to promote it, I should never pass a sleepless night, nor spare a single day from the pursuit of some low and sensual gratification.
Page 98 - Haji Ilyas also came to Panduah. Sultan 'Alau-d-din for some time kept him a prisoner, but by the intercession of Ilyas's mother, who was the nurse of Sultan 'Alaud-din, he released him, and giving him an important position admitted him to his presence. Haji Ilyas in a short time gaining over the army to his side, one day with the help of eunuchs slew Sultan 'Alau-d-din, and proclaiming himself Shamsu-d-din Bhaugrah usurped the provinces of Lakhnauti and Bengal.

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